I purchased an oak dining set from my grandmother who was a smoker. It is in beautiful condition but smells very strongly of cigarette smoke. Does anyone know how to remove the odor from this wood set? Is my only option letting it sit outside, which would be difficult for me to do.
Amy from Waukesha, WI
I am trying to find a way to remove a smoke smell from my grandmother's wooden dining room furniture. It was made in 1962 and she and my grandfather smoked heavily. The wood is not coated with polyurethane so I am nervous about using harsh cleaning products. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks!
Allison from Kingsport, TN
By john (Guest Post) 12/19/2007
I had a house fire, and have a lot of wood chopping blocks and stuff that I am trying to keep. is there anything that would help get the smoke smell out of them. They were not burned but got smoke damage.
By sharon (Guest Post) 09/08/2008
I washed the unfinished surfaces with Oxy crystals dissolved in hot water and rinsed immediately with strong vinegar water. Sometimes a second attempt is necessary but it really works! I would not use it on the finished surface as it could mark or ruin it
By beth (Guest Post) 10/14/2008
If you can't use the oxy crystals and vinegar on the finished part of the wood furniture, what can you use? Any other suggestions?
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Did any of the suggestions work on the Wood Cabinet? I have an oak desk (2nd Hand) that stinks of cigarettes.
Used a whole container of Fabreeze.
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I have wood dining table and buffet that came from a cigarette smoking environment. Even in my smoke free environment I can still smell the smoke. Both pieces are in great shape and do not need refinishing. I am looking for something to clean and eliminate the order. I have been told boiled water and white vinegar 50/50 may do the job. Any recommendations, suggestions will be appreciated. Jack
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There are also cedar and pine sprays you can buy to make it smell like wood. Orange or lemon oil will help it smell good and protect at the same time, although if the wood is not sealed the oils and possibly the sprays may make it look darker. (04/01/2005)
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By Kathleen K.
Then shake out the books and see if it has removed all the smell. If it hasn't, try more baking soda and some more time. Eventually, it will remove all of the odor. Susan from ThriftyFun (09/15/2005)
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